» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 127 | NO. 78 | Friday, April 20, 2012

Miss. Board Approves Preliminary Tuition Increases

LAURA TILLMAN | Associated Press

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The state College Board voted Thursday to accept preliminary tuition increases for the state's eight public universities. The board will take a final vote on the numbers May 7.

Tuition could increase by as much as 10 percent at some schools, with larger increases for out-of-state students. The increases would average about $450 per year for in-state students, with the potential for additional increases if the universities don't receive requested funding from the Legislature.

Officials say Mississippi public university tuition would remain competitive compared to peer institutions. Over a two-year period, tuition could increase by nearly $1,000 for in-state students and nearly $2,000 for out-of-state students.

College Board members say the increases are necessary to maintain educational quality while compensating for inflation and less state funding.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 76 186 6,958
MORTGAGES 103 260 9,540
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 1 27 2,017
BUILDING PERMITS 179 463 16,201
BANKRUPTCIES 82 200 6,259
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 68 2,666
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 68 257 8,725
MARRIAGE LICENSES 26 113 2,110

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.